Riak Reviews

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Adam Stern | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Riak is very good if you need a resilient data store that can handle large amounts of documents very fast. If you have 1,000,000 documents and need to execute complex queries, it is great.
Riak's SOLR engine is fast, however if you have extremely high amount of queries in a very limited time range, it can fail in a bad way.
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Gerald Chenvert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Riak is well suited as a key value store. It does exactly what it says it does. If you have well known buckets/keys, Riak is a great solution for a ton of different use cases. The lack of ability to search is somewhat problematic for other use cases requiring this ability.

Also, while the ability to store a variable array of data into a single bucket/key is extremely useful, if you have a use case requiring parts of that value to be updated independently, Riak does not support transactions so you open yourself up to contention issues if the data is being updated regularly in small portions. One solution to this is to use multiple bucket/key parts to store the data, which will remove the contention issue, but then you have to increase your Riak footprint which results in more buckets and can sometimes make things more difficult than needed. This has been a nagging issue we've had to deal with on multiple occasions.

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Jared Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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When I'm considering doing analysis on a large data set using machine learning algorithms, admittedly, Riak is not my first choice. I'd probably look into the idea of using something like Spark to run a distributed algorithm on my data. That means I'd have to copy data out of Riak into HDFS to run it. If you had good integration with Spark, that would be a welcome addition. That would save a lot of time in moving data between the Riak cluster and the HDFS cluster.
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Jeff Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2015

My Riak Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Riak is ideal for any situation that requires a reliable backend datastore.

However, for relatively small key-value lookups, I would recommend an in-memory data-store such as Redis.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Performance (1)
9
Availability (1)
10
Concurrency (1)
10
Security (1)
9
Scalability (1)
10
Data model flexibility (1)
9
Deployment model flexibility (1)
9

About Riak

Riak is a NoSQL database from Basho Technologies in Bellevue, Washington.

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